Is there anybody out there?

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“Is there anybody there?” - It has to be the most tantalizing unanswered question there is of the universe. Everyone seems to have a fascination with the existence (or otherwise) of other life in the Universe. If we are not alone, what are the aliens like? Are they vastly more advanced than us? What would happen if we made contact? Or, if we are alone, what are the implications? Are we then the sole protectors of an entire Universe?

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This event was on Fri, 29 Mar 1996


Professor Heather Couper

Professor of Astronomy

Heather Couper was the Gresham Professor of Astronomy between 1993 and 1996.

After studying Astrophysics at Oxford University, Professor Couper ran the Greenwich Planetarium, and...

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